A Scientist is person whose profession involves studying or applying science in some way. Generally they are well educated, intelligent individuals that apply the Scientific method, rules of logic, reason and experimentation to see how the world works. Many scientists are Freethinkers Mst scientists are liberals. Are we surprised?
Scientists are much more likely to be liberal than someone from the general populace. In a survey, 55% of scientists identified as Democrats, and 52% of the surveyed scientists identified as liberal. This is probably because scientists are educated and logical, and Liberalism is a more educated and logical position than conservatism.